Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BIG & Digital title 'Space Next' lands at Seattle Museum of Flight - director Luke Ployhar attends premiere

The Museum of Flight, a Smithsonian affiliate, dedicated its entire June 18 film schedule to premiere 'Space Next' in 4K stereoscopic 3D CGI, and the opening was timed to coincide with the NewSpace conference of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and policy leaders, held by the Space Frontier Foundation. At the premiere, 'Space Next' director Luke Ployhar – a Hollywood-trained filmmaker and effects artist whose credits include 'Minority Report' - will introduce the film.
“We are thrilled that 'Space Next' will be available to NewSpace 2016 conference delegates - because the movie’s message is that space research, industry and exploration are alive and well in the 21st Century global community,” said Ployhar, who founded Afterglow Studios in Minneapolis.
Museum of Flight CEO Doug King said, “'Space Next' fits the Museum’s commitment to be the foremost educational air and space museum in the world.”
Luke Ployhar
“These deep space missions, robotics, satellites, space tourism, life changing science breakthroughs and data visualization may seem like science fiction, but are part of modern-day reality,” said Tina Ratterman of BIG & Digital, Las Vegas-based distributor of 'Space Next.' “'Space Next' was designed to engage and inform the public and serve STEAM education with a realistic picture of our present and future in space.”
Cutting edge digital cinema 
'Space Next' is a movie on the frontiers of cinema as well as space. It was produced in realistic, digital animation to screen on the world’s IMAX® and Giant Screen Theaters and most advanced cinema systems - ultra-high resolution and custom immersive theaters most often found in science museums and state-of-the-art planetariums. It was formatted to accommodate multiple digital platforms in 2D, 3D, flat-screen and Fulldome, and resolutions up to 8K. (In comparison, high-end commercial cinema has not yet surpassed 4K resolution.)